Gulf of Mexico: “There is no life out there”

NWS employee on Gulf beach

The Gulf Oil spill is old news, right? 2010? Over and done with. The seafood industry has recovered. tourists are back, BP has kept its promises to make things right. We know that because that’s what the incessant BP commercials on television are telling us. BP seems to believe its own commercials, because it announced in June that it and the Coast Guard were ending regular patrols of the Gulf … [Read more...]

Inside America’s worst toxic waste cover-up

Josh and Rebecca Tickell

Film Review: The Big Fix exposes BP's efforts to minimize awareness of North America's biggest oil spill. In the weeks after the Deepwater Horizon platform exploded and oil began pouring into the Gulf of Mexico, filmmaker Josh Tickell was in touch with folks back home in Louisiana. The stories they told about the spill were very different from what he was hearing in the mainstream media. So … [Read more...]

Deepwater what?

peak oil chart

How soon we forget. Today marks the second anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But don't expect to hear much about it. The largest environmental disaster ever in American history, the BP oil spill dumped nearly 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and its consequences continue to reverberate in the area. But unless you're a Louisiana shrimper or a … [Read more...]

Is Nature trying to tell us something?

Energy Death

Was it not just last summer that British Petroleum’s (BP) engineers were working desperately around the clock to find a way to plug a three month leak from the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig that spilled 205 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico? Now, engineers and plant operators are braving potentially lethal radiation to avert a catastrophe in the crippled Fukushima … [Read more...]

Urge Obama to say “peak oil” on April 20

Flaring on the Deepwater Horizon

We all know that oil is the lifeblood of the world economy. But after last year's International Energy Agency report confirming that the world had passed the peak of conventional oil production in 2006, it's clearer than ever that peak oil is real, peak oil is here and peak oil poses a challenge to our whole way of life. And as the first anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill approaches … [Read more...]